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RBSC Statement Regarding Recent J. D. Salinger News Story

J. D. Salinger’s unpublished short story “The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls” has been in the news since November 27, 2013, when a copy of Three Stories (London, 1999) was sold on eBay and then scanned and uploaded without the authorization of … Continue reading

03. December 2013 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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Princeton Acquires Landmark Medieval Egyptian Coin Collection

Princeton University has just acquired the Richard Undeland Collection of Mamluk coins as part of its goal of building a comprehensive study collection of the coinage of the medieval Mediterranean. The Undeland Collection was purchased for the University’s Numismatic Collection, … Continue reading

14. November 2013 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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2013-2014 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize

  Deadline for Entries: Monday, December 2, 2013 The Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize is endowed from the estate of Elmer Adler, who for many years encouraged the collecting of books by Princeton undergraduates. It is awarded annually to … Continue reading

30. October 2013 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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Library Renovations Under Way in Rare Books and Special Collections

Summer Renovations In light of the library’s importance in teaching and research at Princeton, the University has committed to a comprehensive renovation of the Firestone Library that began in 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in September 2018.   … Continue reading

05. June 2013 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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Envisioning the World: Henry and Holly Wendt Donate Historic World Map Collection.

An extraordinary collection of world maps, dating from 1472 to 1700, has found a permanent home in the Historic Maps Collection of the Princeton University Library. Collected by Henry Wendt, Class of 1955, and his wife, Holly, the thirty items … Continue reading

28. May 2013 by Rare Books and Special Collections
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